Monday, April 26, 2010
Material girl in a material world :p
I was watching Ryan play this morning. Despite being surrounded by toys, he insisted on playing with his hands and pillow. No amount of cajoling will change his mind. He’s simply contented lying on the bed doing his own things, without a care for the world.
That is the thing about babies, they are easily pleased. They don’t need expensive toys and designer clothes to make them happy, your love and attention is enough. Too bad most adult (myself included) failed to fully appreciate the lesson they are trying to tell us: - Be thankful for what you have…
The problem with most of us is we are too obsessed with things that we can’t have. We’re always in competition with others for better clothes, car, home etc. Nothing is ever enough. But in the end I always wonder, who wins in this “battle of the stuff”? So you have more stuff, are you happy? Or are you just trying to make up for whatever it is missing in your life that you have to substitute it with bags, shoes etc
The reason why I’m blogging about this is because I find this trend worrying. Some people actually go into debts trying to fit in, some even go as far as doing “unhalal” activities to support their extravagant lifestyle. Lepas tu menunjuk-nunjuk. Ada makna ke? Are you impressed? I feel sorry for them actually.
Do we blame society? Mass media? Friends? Parents etc? I say lets blame ourselves. If we are more thankful and exercise better will power, we will be happier inside and outside. Let’s work towards gaining fulfillment today and for our future
Disclaimer : Am not referring to anyone specific, because as far as I’m concern everyone I know (myself included) have this problem but of course with varying degree. Some people just have better self control and some are lucky enough to have deeper pockets.